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North Woods Naturalist

Sunrise west harbor  from the Sunrise Series by Stephan Hoglund

Contributor(s): 
Chel Anderson
Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. She lives in the Hovland area and keeps close tabs on daily changes happening in the great outdoors. She shares her insights with WTIP listeners every Tuesday during North Shore Morning and North Shore Digest.  Subscribe to our North Woods Naturalist podcast.

Arts, cultural and history features on WTIP are made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Check out other programs and features funded in part with support from the Heritage Fund.

 

 


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Olive-sided Flycatcher (Eric Gropp/Flickr)

North Woods Naturalist: Olive-sided Flycatchers

They’ve been dubbed the “peregrine of flycatchers.” WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods Naturalist Chel Anderson about olive-sided flycatchers.
 

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Summer

North Woods Naturalist: Early Summer

Summer is in full swing and the natural world is buzzing with activity. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods Naturalist Chel Anderson about early summer.
 

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Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus)

North Woods Naturalist: Avian Insectivores

There is a class of birds that almost completely feed on insects. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods Naturalist Chel Anderson about avian insectivores.
 

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Spring stream

North Woods Naturalist: Spring buffet

Spring is in full force. The sights, smells, and feel of the season. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods Naturalist Chel Anderson about the spring buffet.

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White crown

North Woods Naturalist: White-crowned sparrows

They are harbingers of spring, but they don’t stay around long.. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods Naturalist Chel Anderson about white-crowned sparrows.
 

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Cloudy sky

North Woods Naturalist: Clouds

With all the crazy weather we’ve had this year, cloud watching has been good for seeking weather clues. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods Naturalist Chel Anderson about clouds.
 

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Spring stream

North Woods Naturalist: Finally Spring

It's finally feeling like spring.  WTIP's talks with North Woods Naturalist Chel Anderson about the different ways we know it's springtime.  

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Constellation Orion (Peter Liebetrau/Flickr)

North Woods Naturalist: Constellation Orion - Part 1

In our part of the world, the most familiar nighttime sight is the constellation Orion. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods Naturalist Chel Anderson about the cultural diversity of Orion.
 

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Photo from Superior National Forest/Flickr

North Woods Naturalist: Tamaracks

Typically tamaracks drop their needles in winter much the same as deciduous trees…but sometimes they don’t. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods Naturalist Chel Anderson about something different: tamaracks.
 

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Lake ice

North Woods Naturalist: Winter water turnover

It’s time for the winter water column turnover.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods Naturalist Chel Anderson about this twice a year event that’s critical to the health of our lakes.
 

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